New Order World: From Joy Division to Johnny Marr, Sunkist and Kathryn Bigelow

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Every Wednesday, Douglas Wolk explores the people, places and coincidences that tie disparate musicians together.

New Order’s Lost Sirens album has just appeared, close to a decade after the recording sessions that produced it began. It’s a set of outtakes (and one distinctly different version of a song) from the veteran British new wave group’s 2005 album Waiting for the Sirens’ Call. Here’s one of its highlights, “Hellbent.”

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